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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-15 12:41 PM 
To: All Poll  (1 of 36) 
 3717.1 
Would You Rad Books By Author Accused Of Abuse?
Yes
No
Depends on Accusation
Depends on the Book
Depends on the Author
 

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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-15 12:41 PM 
To: All Poll  (2 of 36) 
 3717.2 in reply to 3717.1 

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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-15 12:44 PM 
To: All Poll  (3 of 36) 
 3717.3 in reply to 3717.2 

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From: kizmet1May-15 2:41 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (4 of 36) 
 3717.4 in reply to 3717.1 
I wont go to movies, either.
 

 
From: St. Joseph, pray for us! (Pat5295)May-15 8:32 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (5 of 36) 
 3717.5 in reply to 3717.1 

I read books based on the book - its quality, mostly, or its importance historically or otherwise.  I certainly don't believe I'm exhibiting some kind of moral fiber by refusing to read books by unpleasant people.  Mein Kampf is still a historically important book, after all; it would be arrogant nonsense to say that there was some moral reason not to read it.

Pat

 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-16 12:07 AM 
To: kizmet1 Poll  (6 of 36) 
 3717.6 in reply to 3717.4 

I would read the book, depending on if it's something I would have opted to read in the first place.

I don't go to movies at all, so that's a moot point for me.

 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-16 12:09 AM 
To: St. Joseph, pray for us! (Pat5295) Poll  (7 of 36) 
 3717.7 in reply to 3717.5 

I agree with you,  I may not like how an author conducts his/her private life ...but it won't stop me reading what he/she has written if it's something I would have read anyway

 

 
From: kizmet1May-16 12:25 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (8 of 36) 
 3717.8 in reply to 3717.6 
I do not like to read books that contribute to a person who fills a book with profanity or dwells on a lewd and/or immoral lifestyle to tell a story. I prefer to enrich my life in better ways. My aunt bought Valley of the Dolls which was pretty risque when it came out. She made a mad dash to hide it before her former college professor came to dinner. He was also a Catholic priest. I read the book later. It did not enrich my life in the way I would prefer but it enriched the bank account of the author.
 

 
From: CamGearyMay-16 8:36 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (9 of 36) 
 3717.9 in reply to 3717.1 

"Accused", "alleged", etc, are so much ####; a person is innocent until proven guilty...

 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-16 11:49 AM 
To: kizmet1 Poll  (10 of 36) 
 3717.10 in reply to 3717.8 

I honestly don't think about that aspect.  It's all about the book for me. 

Risque books of years ago are pretty tame to what's out there now.,, 50 Shades of Whatever , etc.

 

 
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